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1841 The Bank of the United States Is Shut Down U.S. Government Economics History Channel
1863 A Crew for the U.S.S. Sagamore Captures the Confederate Schooner Pride Near Florida's Indian River Narrows Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1864 A Boat from the Federal Schooner, Beauregard, Captures the Confederate Boat Lydia at Florida's Jupiter Inlet Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1871 The Wisconsin Central Railroad Is Formally Organized in Menasha Menasha, Wisconsin Railroad Wisconsin Historical Society
1922 Ford Motor Company Acquires Lincoln Motors for $8M Ford Motor Company Automobiles Business History Channel
1941 The United Service Organizations (The USO) Is Incorporated in New York State State of New York World War II Service Organizations Library of Congress History Channel
Roy Plunkett, a Chemist for Du Pont, Is Granted a Patent for Tetrafluoro-Ethylene Polymers" (TEFLON) Ohio Scientists & Mathematicians Polymers Inventors and Inventions Patents and Trademarks DuPont National Inventors Hall of Fame USPTO
1964 U.S. Enacts 24th Amendment Banning Poll Tax U.S. Government 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Taxes Voting and Elections History Channel
1971 British Auto Maker Rolls Royce Declares Bankruptcy Great Britain Business & Economics Rolls Royce Television News Archive

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